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“And Then We Wept”: Coral Death on Record

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 2, ““And Then We Wept”: Coral Death on Record,” documents the despair side of the pendulum as it contemplates the existing modes and technologies for recording coral bleaching and death. ... More


Global and African Regional Climate during the Cenozoic

Sarah J. Feakins and Peter B. Demenocal

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many events in global tectonics and high latitude climate had significant effects on Cenozoic climate evolution. This chapter explores three revolutions in climate research that have dramatically ... More


Data assimilation in coastal oceanography: IS4DVAR in the Regional Ocean Modelling System (ROMS)

J. Zavala-Garay, J. Wilkin, and J. Levin

in Advanced Data Assimilation for Geosciences: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, June 2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198723844
eISBN:
9780191791185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723844.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter presents examples of variational data assimilation in coastal oceanography using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). Realizing that satellite data is the only source of ... More


Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

More than half the globe is covered by visible clouds. Clouds control major parts of the Earth’s energy balance, influencing both incoming shortwave solar radiation and outgoing longwave thermal ... More


Rocky-Shore Fishes

Donald A. Thomson and Matthew R. Gilligan

in Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortés II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133462
eISBN:
9780197561560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133462.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Marine systems have provided little empirical or theoretical support for the equilibrium theory of island biogeography introduced by MacArthur and Wilson ... More


Late Quaternary Glaciation of the Tropical Andes

Geoffrey O. Seltzer

in The Physical Geography of South America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195313413
eISBN:
9780197562475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195313413.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The effects of climate change are intrinsic features of Earth’s landscapes, and South America is no exception. Abundant evidence bears witness to the ... More


Monitoring Agricultural Drought in Southern Africa

Leonard S. Unganai

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Southern Africa lies between 0°S to 35°S latitude and 10°E to 41°E longitude. In this region, annual rainfall ranges from below 20 mm along the western ... More


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